Silence teaches us who we are.
Silence shows us the way forward.
It is not always easy.
And that is okay.
Silence challenges us to push through our fears and struggles.
Silence pushes us to move outside of our comfort zone and create new comfort zones.
Silence teaches us to grow and learn new things.
Silence teaches us that life is one beautiful adventure.
We are to explore and see new things.
Silence teaches us to trust God and move forward in faith.
Silence teaches us that we are never done becoming the person God wishes us to be.
Silence teaches us how to rest and also urges us to move forward.
Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within by Christine Valters Paintner
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